MPAA's Valenti testifies in 2600 suit, claims to know nothing
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Chairman Jack Valenti gave a deposition on Tuesday for the US District Court, in the MPAA lawsuit pending against 2600.com over linking to sites where the DeCSS utility, which cracks DVD encryption, can be found.
HP gives resellers chance to win £1 million
Hewlett Packard is once more planning to make one of its resellers filthy rich.
World IT jamboree in Taipei a wossat
AnalysisThe World Conference on IT, a two yearly event, opened last Sunday night in Taiwan to dragon dancers, drummers, wicker baskets and rain that drenched anyone that peeked out of the all-over thunderstorm prophylactics supplied by the organisers.
Sun steps up to the SAN trough
One of the most interesting tidbits we heard yesterday was that Sun is making more money from its storage business than it is from servers.
Cadence goes back to the future
Semiconductor design is about as far out on the leading edge of technology as you can get (excluding the i820 chipset, naturally). And it even sounds pretty cool, too (until you get talking to the average chip designer, when that facade falls away all too quickly).
How the hell… do you overclock the AMD T'bird?
Well that didn't take long: K7oc has successfully overclocked the new Athlon Thunderbird, cranking up the speed from 700MHz to 850MHz. You can read the review here.
MS tries to cut States out of Supreme Court appeal
MS on TrialWe can now reveal why Microsoft decided to split its appeal into separate actions against the DoJ and the Plaintiff States. In Microsoft's response filed yesterday with the Court of Appeals against the States' request that Microsoft's stay motion be dismissed or deferred, there is a note of triumph: "In their zeal to secure direct review in the Supreme Court, the States misstate the Expediting Act... [which] applies only to an action in which the United States is the complainant'". Microsoft is therefore claiming that the States' case may not be taken to the Supreme Court, but there are two possible problems with this view.
AOL makes arms-length messaging concession
Here's an aside for the Ayn Rand-reading equity and buyout specialists who like to swagger around Silicon Valley these days: A Little Government can be a wonderful thing.
AltaVista in High Court battle with British ISP
Further details have emerged concerning The Free Internet Group's (TFIG) High Court claim against AltaVista for alleged breach of contract.
Beckham hits the Net
Football ace David Beckham looks set to net more millions from a venture to flog sports gear online.
T-Online ain't buying Freeserve – not yet, anyway
Deutsche Telekom's Internet unit, T-Online, has dampened the bid frenzy for UK ISP Freeserve by announcing a joint UK venture with One2One, a fellow DT subsidiary.
Red Hat out of the red in 2001 – CEO
Linux specialist Red Hat said it will start turning a profit sometime next year, following a sharp rise in the company's quarterly revenues.
Maxtor go faster disks that aren't (any faster)
And what's this landing on our doorstep - a press release from Maxtor Europe trumpeting the shipment of Ultra ATA/100 drives. Dated June 6, the release arrived at The Register on June 15, showing a peculiar urgency on Maxtor's part.
Roll-up for the Microsoft class action
Millions of Brits stand to get a refund from Microsoft if a £1 billion lawsuit due to be filed next week is successful.
Motorola, JVC to co-operate on wireless home video LAN
Motorola and Japanese consumer elecronics company JVC are to develop a wireless networking system for home entertainment kit.
Get a £600 PC for £100… not quite
The site says "Click here for a free PC!!" and then the price starts rising.
Home Office kept busy defending RIP Bill
Fielding opposition to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill is becoming a full-time job for the Home Office.
Gates has most wonga, says Forbes magazine
Bill Gates is still the best man to call if you are short of cash, despite tough competition from Larry Ellison.